If you are a landlord or a real estate investor, you might find a vacant house to be super-stressful and scary.
It’s no secret that a rental income is subject to numerous financial benefits. With a consistent rental income, you will be able to cover your mortgage or holding costs, insurances, rates, etc.
But what if you are facing a real hard time renting out your property?
And that’s exactly what I am here to help you with.
In this blog post, we will be taking a look at the 5 tips that will help you rent your home faster and in a much more efficient manner.
Well, then! Let’s get started straight away.
Listed below are the points we’ll be taking a look at:
- Upload Quality Photos
- Share Accurate Information
- Selling Description
- Be Visible Everywhere
Upload Quality Photos
For once, let’s assume that you are looking forward to renting a property.
What’s the first thing you’d be taking a look at while checking out a real-estate listing?
That’d be the pictures of the property.
Would you prefer to go with a home that appears cold and dark in the pictures? Or a warm and inviting one is what you’d be opting for?
Definitely the latter one, right?
If you don’t upload high-quality pictures, then you’d be doing more harm than good.
So, what’s the first step you need to take?
Well, it’s time to:
- Move the lawns
- Clean out the gutters
- Re-mulch garden beds
- Prune Shrubs & Trees
- Repaint the exterior and interior, if required
- Turn on all the light while clicking the pictures
I’d advise you to hire a professional, who’ll be delivering you high-quality accurate pictures of your house, helping you attract your potential tenants at the very first sight.
Share Accurate Information
One of the most important things that you need to keep in mind is that you need to share every possible relevant and accurate piece of information with your potential tenants prior to uploading your listing.
Your real estate listing descriptions should always be accurate.
If your home is less than 900 square feet, then you should mention that space is sprawling. That’d be dishonest and it’s something that your potential tenants will be keeping an eye on.
Prior to mentioning that your house is in excellent condition, you need to make sure that there’s no water damage, rotting back deck or various potential problems. Unrealistic expectations will do your more harm than good. Hence, you need to make sure that your property description is accurate and provides your tenants with a clear idea of what they should expect.
Uploading high-quality pictures will definitely attract your potential tenants at the very first sight. But what’s next?
What if the description’s not detailed and well-written?
In that case, your potential tenants might be hesitant about getting in touch with you.
If you want to rent your property faster, you need to come up with the well-written and detailed listing.
Make sure that it’s comprehensive and specific.
Usually, the renters already have an idea of what they are looking for. And your comprehensive description might help them narrow down your list even further.
Here’s a list of things you should mention, while writing your house description:
- Balcony or patio
- Central heat and air
- Hardwood floors or carpeting
- Neighbourhood vibe
- Additional complex amenities
- Pet restrictions, if any
- Public transportation nearby
- Room dimensions (living room, bedrooms, kitchen)
- Dryer/Washer in-unit or on-site
What’s the neighbourhood like? Is there a playground nearby? What about the local grocery shops? How far are they?
What’s the community like? Are people in your neighbourhood friendly? What about the restrictions?
You need to paint a clear picture with respect to the neighbourhood.
Your tenants will be living in the neighbourhood for quite a long time. That’s exactly the reason they will be really interested in knowing about the neighbourhood. Hence, you need to add in every possible piece of information in order to help your potential tenants have a better understanding of whether to get in touch with you or not.
Be Visible Everywhere
In order to rent out your house, you might get in touch with a real estate agent or prefer to do it all alone. Usually, the renters already have an idea of what they are looking for. And your comprehensive description might help them narrow down your list even further.
It doesn’t matter which option you go with, you need to make sure that you are visible everywhere. Post your property listings on Craiglist, Zillow, Trulia, Zumper, Rentcafe, Apartmentlist, etc.
Well, that’d be time-consuming, wouldn’t it?
What if I told you that it won’t be anymore?
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At the end of the day, you need to put yourself in the tenant’s shoes.
That’s the only way you will be able to rent out your property in a faster and efficient manner.
So, what are you waiting for?
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